Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 07:22 AM PDT

California Cities Show Biggest Water Savings Yet

California Cities Show Biggest Water Savings Yet

California water regulators say cities showed their best drought conservation yet by cutting water use 29 percent in May compared to two years ago.

Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 at 05:06 PM PDT

California Gov. Jerry Brown Makes Water Well Logs Public

California Gov. Jerry Brown Makes Water Well Logs Public

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation making public the logs that water well drillers file with the state.

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 03:26 PM PDT

California's Drought Benefits Gold Seekers

California's Drought Benefits Gold Seekers

California's prolonged drought has created opportunities for prospectors and miners panning, sluicing, chiseling and diving for gold.

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 07:34 PM PDT

South Bay Residents Doing More to Conserve: Water Officials

South Bay Residents Doing More to Conserve: Water Officials

South Bay residents are doing more to conserve water use, according to new data released by water officials.

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 08:17 PM PDT

Sinking Land Puts California Bridges at Risk

Sinking Land Puts California Bridges at Risk

Recent reporting from the Center for Investigative Reporting shows that over-pumping of California groundwater is causing the ground to sink and endangers infrastructure.

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 06:17 PM PDT

3 Bay Area Beaches Among West Coast's Dirtiest

3 Bay Area Beaches Among West Coast's Dirtiest

Three Bay Area spots are among this year's dirtiest California beaches, but the drought may be helping hundreds of others.

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In January of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California, in what could be the driest year on record in the history of the state.
 

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